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California whitewater, Dry Meadow Creek

Kern county, to North Fork Kern section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     1.5 miles
  The nature scenery of California and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The starting point is not too far from Bakersfield, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The to North Fork Kern section of Dry Meadow Creek in California is 1.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good
    spots for that around here. The river winds through the Southern Sierra Nevada and you get great scenery. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have
reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the to North Fork Kern section is one of them. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The average California  
whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Sequoia National Forest is a great place, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Summit Trail. Now, you may think that's heaps but there's even more amusing things to do here in the Southern Sierra Nevada. While you're here at Dry Meadow Creek you can take a hike along the Tobias Creek Trail. Dry Meadow Creek gets a normal amount of rainfall. January is when you get the most rain here, and July is when it's the driest.

Dry Meadow Creek, to North Fork Kern road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Dry Meadow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Brush Creek, tulare County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (Rincon Camp to Kern River)
Kern River, Tulare/ Kern County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 17 miles long (Johnsondale Bridge to Powerhouse #3)
Dry Meadow Creek, Kern County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.5 miles long (to North Fork Kern)
Kern River, Tulare County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 16.8 miles long (Forks of Kern to Johnsondale Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Eagle Rafting, Kern County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sierra South MT Sports, Kern County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hyside Inflatables River Trips, Kern County, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Kern River Outfitters, Kern County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kern River, Kern County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Lake Isabella to Sandy Flat)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chuck Richard's White Water, Kern County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Shirley Meadow, California , 17 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Sierra Summit, California , 84 miles away, 1679 foot drop, 11 lifts, 45 runs
Mammoth Mountain, California , 99 miles away, 3100 foot drop, 27 lifts, 156 runs
 Marinas Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Reds Kern Valley Marina, Lake Isabella , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Dry Meadow Creek:
The Gateway Restaurant, Three Rivers , 37 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Porterville, Porterville , 38 miles away
Best Western Porterville Inn, Porterville , 39 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PORTERVILLE, Porterville , 39 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon, Three Rivers , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Brush Creek, Kernville, 2 miles away
Limestone Campground, Tulare County, 2 miles away
Lower Peppermint Campground, Tulare County, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Tobias Creek Trail, Tulare , 7 miles away, 6.5 hiking miles, 4434 feet elevation difference
Summit Trail, Tulare , 9 miles away,  51.4 hiking miles, 3514 feet elevation difference
Bull Run Cattle Drive, Tulare , 13 miles away, 3.6 hiking miles, 1739 feet elevation difference
Cannell Meadow Trail, Kern , 14 miles away,  21.4 hiking miles, 5112 feet elevation difference
Old Sled Trail, Tulare , 15 miles away, 2.1 hiking miles, 1313 feet elevation difference
Virginia Trail, Kern , 16 miles away, 4.1 hiking miles, 2879 feet elevation difference
Black Mountain Trail, Tulare , 18 miles away, 6.3 hiking miles, 4286 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Three Rivers - CA , 38 miles away
Sequoia National Forest, California , 5 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Dry Meadow Creek:
Kern Valley Golf Course, Kernville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Dry Meadow Creek
Isabella Lake, Kern , 20 miles away

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